Prayer For Baby Baptism
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this treasured child of mine. What a profound blessing this child is to me! Although you have entrusted this baby to me as a gift, I know he or she belongs to you. Like Hannah offered Samuel, I dedicate my child to you, Lord. I recognize that he or she is always in your care.
Help me as a parent, Lord, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Rather than worry, help me to remember that my baby is secure in your mighty hands. Your love is perfect, Lord, so I can trust that your love and concern for this baby is even greater than mine. I know that you will protect my child.
Give me strength and godly wisdom to raise this child after your Holy Word. Please, supply supernaturally what I lack. Keep my child walking on the path that leads to eternal life. Help him or her to overcome the temptations of this world and the sin that would so easily entangle him.
Dear God, send your Holy Spirit daily to lead, guide and counsel my child. Always assist him or her to grow in wisdom and stature, in grace and knowledge, in kindness, compassion, and love. May this child serve you faithfully, with his whole heart devoted to you all the days of his life. May he discover the joy of your presence through a daily relationship with your Son, Jesus Christ.
Help me never to hold on too tightly to this child, nor neglect my responsibilities before you as a parent. I promise to do everything in my power to raise my child according to the precepts in your holy Word. I look forward with great anticipation to the day this child decides on his own to follow you.
Help me to be an example to my child, and to teach and train him or her in God's Word. Give me wisdom to discipline my child according to your ways. May I never stop praying for this gift you've entrusted to me. Lord, let my commitment to raise this child for the glory of your name cause his life to forever testify of your faithfulness.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
It has been awhile since I wrote on my blog. There are several things I would want to write about but had no time to do so. But for this case, I had to write about this Christening event I attended two days ago.
I was asked to say an opening prayer for a baptismal reception and that's about in an hour or so. With my smartphone and internet connection, I started searching the web for sample prayers. Mind you, hardly there is anything on the internet that I may use and it almost drained my batteries looking for one. And so there I go starting to write a prayer with my iphone 5 and note application. I want to share this on my blog so anyone may use as reference.
" Dear God. we thank You for this beautiful day and for each day You have given us a breathe of life. We thank You for all the blessings especially as we gather and celebrate this day that our dear [Name] is now part of Christ' Family.
We thank You for bring us together safe here today so we may witness [Name] as she starts her journey of her Christian life. With this journey we pray for blessings and guidance for her and her parents. We pray for each and every one here today so that we may share and contribute to [Name] to becoming a God-fearing and God-loving person. Most especially for the Ninangs and Ninongs whom we pray that they may help [Name] and her parents in bringing her up to become a good christian.
We thank You her parents for sharing to us their joy and blessing in [Name] today. We ask You to keep them strong, give them patience in their journey as a family.
For this banquest today, we offer to You and we ask You for Your Grace and blessing that it may fill us and strengthen us as we start this journey.
This we thank and ask You in grace through Jesus Christ. Amen"
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Dear Lord, We thank you for your love, that we have become sons and daughters of a heavenly Father. We pray for those who have been baptised today in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. May they walk forward, cleansed of sin, embraced and loved by the Father. May they follow the leading of the Lord Jesus Christ, guiding their paths. And may they be fill of the Holy Spirit, flowing with love and grace, drinking in the truth of God and pouring out your hope and redemption into a broken world. Amen.
Lord, thank you for the precious gift of baptism, that we can publicly declare our love and passion for you. Lord, we ask for your goodness and blessings to be poured out on this faithful servant. We pray that you would work deeply within their heart and soul to renew and refresh them each day. Come guide their footsteps, give them a hope and a vision for the future. Today, the past is gone. They stand free and whole, loved and forgiven within the kingdom of God. Father, cover and protect them now, encircle them with your promises and fill their hearts with joy. May this day be one they cherish and remember forever! Amen.
Each candidate is presented by name to the Celebrant, or to an assisting priest or deacon, who then immerses, or pours water upon, the candidate, saying N., I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. When this action has been completed for all candidates, the Bishop or Priest, at a place in full sight of the congregation, prays over them, saying Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.
You're taking this step of faith. In obedience to the Lord
To be baptized in His precious name, And heed the Masters call
To rise up with faith in God. And go where He may leadTo
share Gods love to everyone, And touch them in their need
May God pour out His blessings. Upon your life todaySo you
may walk in His abundance, As you commit to Him your way
Keep on trusting in the Lord. No matter what you face
And keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, And live in His sweet grace.
In your love you have called us to know you,
led us to trust you,
and bound our life with yours.
Surround this child with your love,
protect it from evil.
Fill it with the holy spirit and
receive it into the family of your church,
that it may walk with us in the way of Christ,
and grow in the knowledge of your love.